Enable kiosk printing for Google Chrome on Windows


Latest update: - Nick Houldsworth

Kiosk printing for Google Chrome

Kiosk Mode is a feature of Google Chrome which enables the browser to run only in full-screen mode, without any toolbars or address bars. This is a little tricky to set up, but it is a good solution if you wish to lock down your computer to ONLY run Vend (enabling a kiosk mode shortcut from Program Files -> Start Up folder, for example).

How to Enable Kiosk Mode Printing for Google Chrome

  1. Download & install Google Chrome  here: http://www.google.com/chrome

  2. Check that your receipt printer is set as your default printer

  3. Launch Chrome and check that the Chrome Version is the latest version

  4. Type about:flags in the address bar and ensure that the Disable Print Preview flag is NOT enabled (Print Preview must be enabled for Kiosk Printing to work)

  5. Navigate to your Vend account, open the Sell screen and copy the URL in the address bar above.

  6. Next, navigate to the Chrome settings page by typing chrome://settings/ into the address bar.

  7. Under the On Startup section, select open a specific page or set of pages and click set page.

  8. Paste your Vend Sell Screen URL here and click save.

  9. After this, find the Chrome browser shortcut on your desktop, right click and select properties.

  10. Append the following text to the end of the target field after a space: --kiosk-printing

  11. Save these changes and launch Google Chrome. It should now load in full screen (kiosk) mode!

  12. Put through a sale, or press CTRL-E (open cash drawer). 

  13. The print preview will appear on your screen, but will instantly print a receipt to your default printer.

Tips

  • If you would like Vend to start in full-screen mode when the computer first starts, create a shortcut (right click the desktop icon & select "create shortcut"), then drag this into Program Files -> Startup folder.

  • If you need to access your browser in non-kiosk mode, create another shortcut on the desktop, but on this one remove the kiosk printing and mode flags. 

  • If you need to exit kiosk mode, pressing the Windows key on your keyboard, and you can close the kiosk window from the taskbar.

Powered by Zendesk